Timbuktu's documentary heritage

18 Apr 2012 8:09 AM | Anonymous

Timbuktu's documentary heritage
News - Africa news

Unesco chief appeals for protection of Timbuktu's documentary heritage -

Reports that rebels have over-run and looted centres containing thousands of ancient books and documents in Mali's historic city of Timbuktu has led the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to appeal to all relevant authorities to be on the alert against any attempt to traffic items stolen from these centres.

"This heritage must be protected," Director-General Irina Bokova stressed in a press release issued yesterday in Paris, calling for "concerted action," including from Mali's warring factions, neighbouring governments, Interpol, customs organizations, the art market and collectors.


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